Faith Labor Alliance Breakfast
Oct
22
8:30 AM08:30

Faith Labor Alliance Breakfast

Join Step Up Louisiana, local labor unions, faith leaders, and community organizations for our next New Orleans Faith Labor Alliance breakfast. 

We will eat, pray, network, and hear from workers who are organizing. There will be updates from the Economic Justice 3-Point Platform campaign and other workers' struggles throughout the city. We will also hear from The Unanimous Jury Coalition who will fully educate us about why we should vote YES on Amendment 2 on the November 6th ballot. UJC is also generously sponsoring the breakfast.

Please RSVP YES if you plan on attending to info@stepuplouisiana.org

Thanks!

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Conversations on the evolution to Mass Incarceration
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Conversations on the evolution to Mass Incarceration

  • First Grace United Methodist Church (map)
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Mission Reconcile is launching Conversations ON!

Mission Reconcile along with First Grace United Methodist Church is hosting "Conversations on the evolution to Mass Incarceration." Ava DuVernay's documentary "13th" will be shown followed by a common dialogue and conversation.

This year on Louisiana's ballot is Amendment 2 - Unanimous Jury Voting. Vote YES on 2! Early voting is October 23-October 30 from 8:30am-6pm and Election day is November 6.

We welcome you to learn and engage in thoughtful conversation on a systemic issue that has plagued Louisiana and America.

Light dinner will be provided at 5:30 PM, first come first served. The documentary will show promptly at 6:00 PM.

We look forward to seeing you! Bring a friend!

Child care will be provided.

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12 Angry Men: A Panel Discussion and Screening
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

12 Angry Men: A Panel Discussion and Screening

Did you know that under current law, Louisiana is one of only two states that allows for felony convictions by non-unanimous juries?

Join us for a panel discussion on this critical issue, followed by a screening of the 1957 movie "12 Angry Men," starring Henry Fonda.

The panel will feature members of the Unanimous Jury Coalition discussing Amendment #2 on November's ballot, which if passed will require unanimous jury verdicts in all felony trials in Louisiana.

Panel Moderator: 
Aaron Ahlquist, ADL (Regional Director, South Central Region)
Panelists: 
Kia Hall Hayes, Innocence Project New Orleans (Staff Attorney); 
Norris Henderson, Unanimous Jury Coalition (State Director); 
Mithun Kamath, Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (Staff Counsel / Director of Governmental Affairs & External Partnerships); 
William Snowden, Vera Institute of Justice (Director, New Orleans)

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Phone Bank for Unanimous Juries with ACLU
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Phone Bank for Unanimous Juries with ACLU

Join the ACLU of Louisiana and the Unanimous Jury Coalition to help spread the word about the importance of voting YES on Amendment 2 this November 6. 

Louisiana is the only state where someone can be sentenced to life without parole without a unanimous decision of a jury. 

We have a chance to reform this broken system in November – but only if we get the word out NOW. 

Please bring a cell phone and lap top or tablet, if possible. Chargers are always a good idea, as well. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Afternoon Pizza and Phone Banking!
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Afternoon Pizza and Phone Banking!

Louisiana is one of two states where just 10 jurors out of 12 can find a defendant guilty and convict that person in a criminal trial. Louisiana also leads the nation per capita in wrongful convictions, 40% of which come from non-unanimous juries. On November 6, for the first time, LA voters will have a chance to amend the LA Constitution and end this discriminatory law. 

JOIN US on Saturday in the New Orleans Field Office for an afternoon of PIZZA & PHONE BANKING! Phone banking is one of the most critical campaign activities and primary ways to expand the reach of our work. We can make contact with a lot of people in a short amount of time, educate our communities about unanimous juries, and mobilize people to vote!

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VWB (Voting While Black)
Oct
20
11:30 AM11:30

VWB (Voting While Black)

Black Out Loud Conference and beBatonRouge presents VWB (Voting While Black): A symposium dedicated to equipping Baton Rouge area African American voters to vote informed and with agency.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Southern University Law Center (Atrium)
11:30am-1:30pm

Presentations from: The Power Coalition, Unanimous Jury Coalition, beBatonRouge, Antoine Pierce and more

Topics
• Voting Data
• Voting/Voter Myths
• Legislation around unanimous vs non-unanimous juries
• History of the Black vote in impoverished zip codes
+ More

FREE to the public. Lunch foods will be provided. RSVP at blackoutloudbr@gmail.com

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Justice by the Glass: Happy Hour Phone Bank
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Justice by the Glass: Happy Hour Phone Bank

  • 251 Florida St., Suite 201 Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (map)
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Come un(wine)d at the Unanimous Jury Coalition office! All in moderation, we will have a couple of bottles of wine and snacks, but feel free to BYOB. Be ready to make calls to Baton Rouge voters as we spread the word to vote YES on 2! Please bring your headphones, laptop (if you don't have one, that's okay, we'll provide one), cell phone, and work buddies!

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Statewide Interfaith Clergy and Faith Leader Video Call
Oct
18
11:00 AM11:00

Statewide Interfaith Clergy and Faith Leader Video Call

The Unanimous Jury Coalition (UJC) is committed to highlighting the problems of Louisiana’s non-unanimous juries and the injustices that result from them. UJC’s mission is to support civic engagement, promote understanding concerning how Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury rule undermines liberty, fairness, and justice. Faith leaders are essential to this movement to create a more fair, just, and safer criminal justice system.  

First, we invite you to join our Clergy and Faith Leader Committee by emailing your name, phone number, email address, religious affiliation and/or congregation to Reverend Michaela, UJC's Faith Outreach Director, at RevMichaela@unanimousjury.org .

We also welcome and invite you to join us for a Statewide Interfaith Clergy and Faith Leader Video Conference Call on Thursday October 18 at 11am. You may join from a PC, Mac or Android by clicking: https://zoom.us/j/220409858 or call in to 646 558 8665 with Meeting ID 220 409 858.

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Indivisible NOLA: A night with UJ
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Indivisible NOLA: A night with UJ

  • Unanimous Jury Coalition - New Orleans Field Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Louisiana is one of two states where just 10 jurors out of 12 can find a defendant guilty and convict that person in a criminal trial. Louisiana also leads the nation per capita in wrongful convictions, 40% of which come from non-unanimous juries. On November 6, for the first time, LA voters will have a chance to amend the LA Constitution and end this discriminatory law. 

JOIN US and Indivisible NOLA in the New Orleans Field Office for a night of PIZZA & PHONE BANKING! Phone banking is one of the most critical campaign activities and primary ways to expand the reach of our work. We can make contact with a lot of people in a short amount of time, educate our communities about unanimous juries, and mobilize people to vote!  

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New Orleans Phone Banking with ACLU Louisiana
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

New Orleans Phone Banking with ACLU Louisiana

  • Unanimous Jury Coalition - New Orleans Field Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the ACLU of Louisiana and the Unanimous Jury Coalition to help spread the word about the importance of voting YES on Amendment 2 this November 6. 

Louisiana is the only state where someone can be sentenced to life without parole without a unanimous decision of a jury. 

We have a chance to reform this broken system in November – but only if we get the word out NOW. 

Please bring a cell phone and lap top or tablet, if possible. Chargers are always a good idea, as well. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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UJC Phone Banking in Lafayette
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

UJC Phone Banking in Lafayette

  • Unanimous Jury Coalition Lafayette Field Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come see the Unanimous Jury Coalition Field Office in Lafayette, and join us for an evening of phone banking! 

Please bring a cell phone and laptop or tablet, if possible. Chargers are always a good idea, as well.

Check back soon for our new office hours! In just a few days, we'll have phone banks running around the clock.

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Get out the Vote with NLC and UJC!
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Get out the Vote with NLC and UJC!

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Join us on Tuesday, September 25th as we host the second Unanimous Jury Coalition event in partnership with the New Leaders Council Louisiana. Proceeds from the the bar will go towards the Unanimous Jury Coalition. We'll also have computers available for you to donate directly as well as information on how you can be a part of the coalition efforts. 

Since this day is National Voter Registration day, this event will also be an opportunity to register to vote. So come on out, reunite and meet members from New Leaders Council and learn more about Unanimous Juries!

Be sure to get there on time! At 5:45 PM, Evan Bergeron from New Leaders Council will introduce Sarah Omojola and Robert McKnight, who will share more information about the Unanimous Jury Coalition and how you can get involved! We'll also be hearing from Brandon Faske from When We All Vote.

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UJC Phone Banking in Baton Rouge
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

UJC Phone Banking in Baton Rouge

  • Unanimous Jury Coalition - Baton Rouge Field Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come see the Unanimous Jury Coalition Field Office in Baton Rouge, and join us for an evening of phone banking! 

Please bring a cell phone and lap top or tablet, if possible. Chargers are always a good idea, as well.

We won't be able to accommodate walk-in volunteers at this time, so if you want to phone bank, please sign up in advance either in person at the info session on Saturday or by RSVPing on Facebook.

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